Billy Ray Cyrus is a popular name who is known for his several Billboard chart’s top songs and albums. He was born to his father Ronald Ray Cyrus and his mother Ruth Ann Casto. His father is a popular figure and politician who was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives for 11 consecutive terms.

Billy’s mother Ruth Ann Casto doesn’t have fame of her own, she barely was popular among the public. Here we have collected information about her family, personal life, and relationship.

Parents and Siblings

Ruth Ann was born on 14 May 1937, in Greenup, Kentucky, United States. Her parents were her father, William Clayton Casto and her mother, Mary Guila Boggs. She had 2 siblings, a sister named Carolyn Casto and a sister named William Clayton Casto Jr.

She was born in a Spanish-Italian family. There is not much information about her childhood and career.

Ruth Ann Casto Married Life with Ron Cyrus; Why did they Divorce?

Ruth Ann Casto and Ronald Ray Cyrus popular as Ron Cyrus married on 1 August 1952. The couple had only one child, Billy Ray Cyrus born on 25 August 1961 in Flatwoods, Kentucky, United States.

Ruth and Ron separated after 15 years of marital relationship in 1966.

Ruth Ann’s former husband and granddaughter Miley

Ron Cyrus then married Joan Marie Douthat in 1970 and had 3 children with his second wife.

Ruth remained single until her death.

Ex-Husband Ron Cyrus

Ronald Ray Cyrus, born on July 10, 1935, was an American politician who was a member of a democratic party. He was elected to the Kentucky House of Representatives for 11 consecutive terms, from 1975 until he retired in 1996.

Ron passed away on February 28, 2006.

Son Billy Ray Cyrus, a Singer and Actor

Ruth Ann’s only son Billy Ray is an American singer and actor who gained fame for his single “Achy Breaky Heart”. Besides, he has released 16 albums and 53 singles. His debut album Some Gave All is certified 9× multi-platinum in the United States which is also his best album to date.

Bill is also the father of Miley Cyrus (Ruth Ann Casto’s granddaughter) with Leticia “Tish” Finley. Casto is also survived by another granddaughter named Christopher Cody, who is Bill’s other daughter.

Ruth Ann with her son Billy Ray

Ruth Ann’s Death

Bill’s mother Ruth Ann died on 12 Oct 2000 in Charleston, West Virginia. Moreover, she was 63 years old at the time of her death.

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